June 7, 2021 | 5:40pm
Caroline Manzo’s son, Albie, is speaking out in her defense.
Albie Manzo has his mom’s back.
“[My mom] made a choice that she knew going in was going to be extraordinarily unpopular, [that] could’ve been easily twisted into something that it isn’t, but she made it anyway,” the 35-year-old son of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Caroline Manzo said. “Because she felt it was the right thing to do.”
Tommy was previously married to Caroline’s estranged sister, Dina Manzo, and is now awaiting trial for allegedly orchestrating a violent attack on his ex-wife back in 2017.
“My mother wrote a letter based on the character as we know him,” Manzo explained on the podcast. “The facts as we’ve seen them, as we know him in his life. Is he a threat to society? The answer is no. We believe the answer is no.”
Manzo went on to explain that even though the family is estranged from “Aunt Dina,” they still believe whoever is responsible for attacking her should be behind bars.
“This isn’t about family drama,” he said. “This is a ‘right and wrong’ situation.”
The May 2017 attack occurred at the Holmdel, New Jersey home of Dina and her current husband, David Cantin. Both were ambushed by two masked men when they came home at around 11 p.m., with the former “Manzo’d with Children” star being punched while her husband was struck with a baseball bat several times.